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Practising Human Geography, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #401 (WUR) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Practising Human Geography degree offered at Aberystwyth University provides advanced training in research practices and cutting-edge theories and methodologies that will equip students for careers in government agencies, public bodies, research institutes, private consultancies, or further doctoral-level research.

Overview

Practising Human Geography degree offered at Aberystwyth University takes range of specialist modules in Geography, and participate in residential and day workshops on theory and method in human geography. Students can expect to be part of an energetic postgraduate community and participate in the Department’s active and inclusive research culture.

Careers

Students graduating from this course will be highly competent contributors to any work relating to:

  • policy and governance
  • territory
  • landscape
  • sustainability
  • research design
  • data handling

DGES graduates have taken a wide variety of career pathways:

  • Environmental consultancy
  •  Oil and gas exploration and development
  • Research work alongside prominent institutions/initiatives - REDD+ initiative, Norwegian Space Centre

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Geography Theory and Method 
  • Key Concepts and Debates in Human Geography 
  • MA Dissertation 
  • Principles of Research Design 
  • Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in a related subject. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6475 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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